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Dec 23, 2012 12:00pm PST
tutuhas added his name to the list of those praying for nelson mandela's recovery. >>> who was michelle obama before she got to the white house? a new book called "a salute to michelle obama" tries to answer that. joining me now is patrick henry bass, editorial project director. thanks for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> what are people going to learn? >> we have been covering michelle obama since 2006. what we see with michelle obama, she sort of sinks like we are still learning things about here. what we wanted to do with this particular book, we have done two previous obama books. we did the obama's portrait of america's first family before they entered the white house. we looked at the first two years in the white house. we thought even not knowing how the election was going to turn out that this book was necessary for our audience. she has had an impact. >> what is your favorite thing that you discovered? >> the book is broken down into three parts. it is one on substance and then her style and then on her spirit. her substance, initiatives whether let's move or the mili
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm EST
remembered another visit i had made years before with nelson mandela showing me his prison cell on robben island. these two political prisoners were separated by great distances, but they were both marked by uncommon grace, generosity of spirit, and unshakable will. and they both understood something that i think we all have to grasp: the day they walked out of prison, the day the house arrest was ended, was not the end of the struggle. it was the beginning of a new phase. overcoming the past, healing a wounded country, building a democracy, would require moving from icon to politician. in a time when politics and politicians are sometimes the objects of criticism and even disdain, it is well for us to remember people fight and die for the right to exercise politics, to be part of a politicians are sometimes democracy, to make decisions peacefully, without resorting to the gun. that work of building democracy never ends, not here in the seat of the oldest democracy in the world, or in a country like burma in its new capital of nay pyi taw, where the speaker of the lower house where suu ky
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